For Immediate Release: January 20, 2016
Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus Classic Concert
The Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus will present two performances of its annual CLASSIC CONCERT. Tucson's eastside concert will be on Saturday, February 20, 7:30pm at Our Mother of Sorrows Church, 1800 S. Kolb Road. The northwest side presentation is Sunday, February 21, 3:00pm at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1220 West Magee Road.
Under the direction of Dr. Julian Ackerley, the program will begin with the treble Touring Chorus combined with the tenors and basses from the Young Men's Ensemble performing time-honored music representing a wide range of repertoire. Included will be selections by Handel, Haydn, Holst, and American composers Craig Courtney, William Powell and Mark Hayes. These selections will be the Tucson premiere of music that will be performed by the Chorus at Carnegie Hall on its historic tour to New York City in April 2016.
After intermission, the featured piece will be Wolfgang Mozart's Missa Brevis in C which was composed in 1775 or 1776 in Salzburg. The nickname Sparrow Mass (German: Spatzenmesse) is derived from violin figures in the "Hosanna" of the Sanctus movement repeated after the Benedictus which resemble bird chirping.
All the members of the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus, including the younger Training Chorus and TowneSingers, conclude the concert with a grand finale.
Tickets for the CLASSIC CONCERT are $15.00 in advance, $18.00 at the door, and $8.00 for children under 12. Advance tickets are available online at www.boyschorus.org, at the Boys Chorus office 5770 E. Pima Street, or by calling 296-6277.
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